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    Re: Flash Player Fake Update

    I’ve been having both the Flash and now McAfee fake updates on Safari on my Mac as well.
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    Re: A sign of the times

    Even the politically correct CNN was referring to it as the "Wuhan coronavirus" not that long ago but apparently referring to the region where it originated is now considered politically...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    Ha ha. What a great come back. I always answer the “that sure is a lot of sugar” line with a simple yup followed by the inevitable pregnant pause before they finally realize I’m not offering an...
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    Re: Cow urine and EFB

    I really doubt that any antibiotics were in use though in re-reading the study it does seem to be a bit of an oversight not to mention anything about the diet or sex (possible hormone content) or...
  5. Re: Expectations vs reality -- a personal video

    Great job Dan. You do a real nice job of relating to beginners or anybody else for that matter. I can see now why I always enjoy your Beesource input.
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    Re: Cow urine and EFB

    Very odd but the experiment and experiences described sound pretty legit. I was, however, left wondering what a chemical analysis of the urine used as opposed to other urines might reveal. I would...
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    Re: had a cancerous tumor behind left eye

    Ya, the guy talked such a great game that he even had many of the long time commercials like myself scratching their heads for awhile. The kicker was many knew the family name through his father so...
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    Re: New fight against the mite?

    https://www.stltoday.com/business/local/genetic-pesticide-monsanto-startups-seek-alternatives-to-manage-bugs-and/article_71f7155f-1432-5403-ac08-6c78ce5114e3.html
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    Re: New fight against the mite?

    I know the "RNA thing" has been experimented with for quite a few years now. I'm not enough of a scientist to understand if this is a new variation of what has been worked on in the past. The...
  10. Thread: Almond Prices

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    Re: Almond Prices

    Welllll ya but this is a posting under "Commercial Beekeeping" at a time of year when all the commercials I know are intensely interested in the current bee supply and rental rates in the final run...
  11. Re: What are the bees gleaning from chicken feed?

    They aren't wasting energy they just know they need protein of some sort to commence brood laying in the late winter early spring. Its a good sign. The bees will abandon those kind of sources as...
  12. Thread: Almond Prices

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    Re: Almond Prices

    Ha ha. Perhaps a few decades from now Near term if there is a threat to the almond pollination business it would be lack of water (the southern part of the valley is literally a desert) or self...
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    Re: Almond Prices

    I think, by most accounts, prices are moving sideways. Dosen't seem to be much urgency from either growers or beekeepers.......yet. Stay tuned.
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    Re: Global Warming

    I consider myself somewhat right of center on the political spectrum who generally believes the constitution with all of its amendments must be respected as written and not as someone deems they...
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    Re: Global Warming

    One of the more interesting characters of his time for sure.
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    Re: Global Warming

    I wouldn't call the electoral college bogus, as its pretty clearly laid out in the 12th amendment, but I think its fair to say its antiquated and actually predates a woman's right to vote by over 100...
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    Re: Global Warming

    I'm with Frank. Great post Ami.
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    Re: Using Dogs To Detect Bee Diseases?

    Fortunately I haven't experienced any AFB in nigh on two decades but the smell is still something that I will neither forget nor need a dog to diagnose.
  19. Thread: Dumb Question

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    Re: Dumb Question

    They stay together because they are usually stuck together. However standard four way pallets use a "U" or "W" clip to mate two hives side by side and are handled and hauled "sideways" with...
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    Re: Credibility of Scientific Papers.



    Is it really that important? Yikes.[/QUOTE]

    I suppose we could just refer to said people as "Pat". :D
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    Re: Like sending bees to war

    I'm not going to defend this article as I think its basically a rehashing of the same old story we have seen reported for years and referring to glyphosate as a toxic killer of bees is clearly...
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    Re: Credibility of Scientific Papers.

    I diligently looked for some confirmation of what you are asserting here out of genuine curiosity and this is the most recent link I could find. ...
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    Re: Credibility of Scientific Papers.

    :thumbsup: Well stated. It’s also noteworthy that preliminary results of studies are often reported as facts well ahead of any peer review process.
    Even the esteemed New England Journal of...
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    Re: Credibility of Scientific Papers.

    You got me there Bryan but given the fact that the English language lacks a singular unisex pronoun I suppose I should have referred to said scientist as “his/her” or maybe “her/his”. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Credibility of Scientific Papers.

    Interesting. One of the problems I have is that these “studies” are usually legit to the degree that the public needs to understand that they are quite often funded by a group looking for a...
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